All Male Cats Are Named Tom: Or, the Uneasy Symbiosis between T. S. Eliot and Groucho Marx
Class and religious differences, among other factors, thwarted the would-be friendship between two cultural titans, suggesting opposites attract, but may not adhere.
Policing Joke Theft
Joke theft: it's a serious matter.
The Mockumentary: A Very Real History
What's the appeal of humor masquerading as seriousness? An entire movie genre stands ready to shed light on that question.
Harold Lloyd’s Death-Defying Comedy
“With comedy, trouble is one of the greatest ingredients because there are so many variations to it,” the silent film actor told one scholar.
Franz Kafka’s The Trial—It’s Funny Because It’s True
Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you.
Gene Wilder and the fan letters he got...from Gene Wilder.
The Golden Age of Political Cartoons
Does it sometimes seem as if our political culture is a political cartoon?
‘The Daily Show’ as Political Influence
Does the Daily Show really impact people's political views?